Unfortunately, patients sometimes suffer from surgical errors or negligent acts that could have been avoided. These errors can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. For instance, if a doctor uses a tracheal tube of the wrong length, preventing the patient from breathing properly during surgery, the patient may end up brain dead.
If you believe that you or someone you love was a victim of surgical malpractice, the Roanoke surgical negligence lawyers at Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. can help. We will review the facts of your case and advise you about whether you may be able to pursue compensation from the medical professional or facility. In addition, our law firm works with medical experts to gather and analyze all available evidence. Learn more in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Call 540-904-1621 or toll free 888-635-6304.
Proving Negligence In Surgical Malpractice Cases
If a doctor, surgeon or other medical provider fails to uphold the accepted standard of care, he or she may be liable for damages. Most medical malpractice cases involve proving that a doctor, nurse or other medical professional was negligent in treating a patient. To legally establish medical negligence, an injured patient must prove:
- A doctor-patient relationship or similar duty to provide care
- The standard of care and the doctor's deviation from it
- A causal connection between the doctor's deviation from the standard of care and the patient's resulting injury
- Factual injury or harm to the patient involved
Ask A Virginia Surgical Errors Lawyer
Are you wondering whether you may have a valid malpractice or negligence case? Do not hesitate to contact us. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys by calling our Roanoke, Virginia, office at 540-904-1621 or toll free at 888-635-6304. You can also contact Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. by email.